Muslim student says school won’t take action on bully who smeared her as ‘Isis’ online

Muslim student says school won’t take action on bully who smeared her as ‘Isis’ online

NJ.com

WOODBRIDGE – A Muslim student who graduated from Colonia High School last spring claims the Woodbridge School Board declined to take action against a fellow student who posted a photo of her on social media with the word “Isis.” The school board, however, says the incident was investigated and a perpetrator could not be found. “After…

Walmart and Amazon face backlash over Israeli soldier Halloween costume

Walmart and Amazon face backlash over Israeli soldier Halloween costume

International Business Times

UPDATE 9:30 p.m. EDT Oct. 27 — Wal-Mart has decided to pull its Israeli soldier costume for children and “Sheik Fagin Nose” from store shelves and its website. The decision was welcomed by the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC). “The costumes are very problematic, and offensive to many people. The Israeli forces are responsible for the continued…

Ben Carson believes the world was literally created in 6 days

Ben Carson believes the world was literally created in 6 days

International Business Times

Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson has long embraced his Christian beliefs, bringing praying into the operating room and the campaign trail. He was twice baptized under the Seventh-day Adventist faith, which he described in his book “Gifted Hands.” His religion has now become part of his presidential campaign after Republican front-runner Donald Trump attacked Carson’s faith as…

Justice Kennedy: Public officials who refuse to follow the law should resign

Justice Kennedy: Public officials who refuse to follow the law should resign

International Business Times

Justice Anthony Kennedy, who authored the Supreme Court’s landmark June ruling on marriage equality across the U.S., said that public officials should step down instead of doing something they saw as “morally wrong,” seeming to refer to Kentucky clerk Kim Davis, SFGate.com reported Tuesday. Davis had refused to issue marriage licenses to homosexuals on religious grounds…

Missouri court reluctantly sides with employer who fired gay worker he called a ‘c*cksucker’

Missouri court reluctantly sides with employer who fired gay worker he called a ‘c*cksucker’

Bethania Palma Markus The Missouri Court of Appeals was forced to uphold the firing of a gay man because the state doesn’t have specific non-discrimination protections for LGBT people on the books, the Columbia Daily Tribune reports. James Pittman endured seven years of workplace harassment, including being called a “c-cksucker” by Joe Jurden, president of Cook

Lockdown lifted at Miles College after fatal campus shooting

Lockdown lifted at Miles College after fatal campus shooting

International Business Times

A student was shot dead on Miles College campus in Alabama early Wednesday, authorities said. Two suspects were taken into police custody. The shooting occurred at an apartment on campus, the college said in an email to faculty and students shortly after midnight, WVTM13.com, a local news network, reported. The historically black college campus is located…